WEEK #12, 23-29 March 2015


This Issue:


Campus Notes


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)





President Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai awarded Honorary Doctorate by Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India

READ: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/news/prof-worsak-awarded-honor...


Dr. Peeyush Soni promoted to the rank of Associate Professor 

AIT President Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai on 16 March 2015 approved the promotion of Dr. Peeyush Soni to the rank of Associate Professor in the AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), taking into account the positive recommendations of the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP) and the SERD Professorial Board.

Dr. Soni joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development in June 2012. Prior to this, he held the Senior Instructor/Instructor positions at SERD from September 2010 to May 2012. Dr. Soni obtained both his Master of Engineering (Agriculture) and Doctor of Engineering (Agriculture) degrees from AIT in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur (India) Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, (MPUAT), Rajasthan, India in 2001.

Dr. Soni’s research encompasses the areas of terramechanics, agricultural instrumentation, controlled environment agriculture, agricultural systems analysis, and analytical techniques.

Dr. Soni’s curriculum vitae, the Institute Criteria for Promotion (PA-1-2-5) and the Procedure for Evaluation of Faculty for Promotion (PA-1-2-2) can be accessed through the link provided below:


AIT warmly congratulates Dr. Peeyush Soni on this promotion in recognition of his valuable contributions to his field.


“And the glory continues” / Team AIT students are 2015 debating champs at FAO

A three-member team of students representing the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) once again grabbed 1st prize at the annual forestry policy debate competition organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bangkok, Thailand.

READ: https://www.facebook.com/AITasia 



Campus Notes

Application deadline for PANACEA Cohort-2 extends to April 1st

Please be informed that the new call for application PANACEA Cohort-2 has just been opened. Applications for Master’s and Doctorate levels are now invited to apply online: http://www.panacea-mundus.eu/   

Deadline for applications is: 1 April 2015



Graduation Schedules and other Deadlines 

  • Friday, 24 April 2015:  Last day for English proficiency re-testing at Language Center.

  • Monday, 4 May 2015:  Deadline for submission of doctoral progress reports.

  • Thursday, 7 May 2015: All DOCTORAL graduating files must be submitted to Registry.

  • Monday, 11 May 2015: DPRC progress meeting and review of candidates for graduation. No other meeting will be scheduled after this one.

  • Monday, 11 May 2015: All MASTER graduating files must be submitted to Registry.

  • Wednesday, 13 May 2015:  Deadline for inputting final grades in SIS.

  • Monday, 18 May 2015:  Academic Senate (Review of Students) meeting.

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015: Graduation Rehearsal

Graduating students, Advisors of doctoral graduands, Marshals, and Deans to assemble in the AIT Conference Center Auditorium for the actual Graduation Rehearsal.

1:30 pm:  SERD and SOM

3:00 pm: SET and UG

  • Thursday, 21 May 2015:  Photo Session at 10:00 am in the AIT Conference Center Auditorium in the following order: SET, SERD and SOM

(Note: Picture taking will take around 2-3 minutes per field of study.)

  • Friday, 22 May 2015: 123rd AIT Graduation Ceremonies

9:30 am:  SERD and SOM (Faculty to assemble at the TV Room of AITCC at 9:00 am)

2:00 pm: SET and UG (Faculty to assemble at the TV Room of AITCC at 1:30 pm)



The AIT Community expresses its condolences and sympathies to Mrs. Farzana Asim, Teacher in AITIS, whose father, Prof. Maajid Siddiqui, passed away on 20 March 2015. His funeral took place the same evening in Pakistan. He was a very famous and renowned poet and writer, and his passing has been a great loss to both his family and his nation.






NSTDA R&D Tax Incentive Scheme Discussion Meeting

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Vice President for Research, invites interested faculty and researchers to attend a meeting to discuss the R&D Tax Incentive Scheme by NSTDA and the Task Force Recommendations on AIT Research projects. At the meeting, a team from NSTDA will explain the procedures and guidelines of the R&D Tax incentive scheme which provides an excellent opportunity to enhance our Private Sector collaborations.


Date:       Monday, 23 March 2015

Time:      10.00 - 12.00 hrs.

Venue:    Board Room, Administration Building



(1) RTG 200% tax deduction for R&D

(2) Task Force on AIT research projects

Institute Lecture “Managing Natural Disasters in a Changing Climate: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach”


Prof. Slobodan P. Simonovic will deliver a lecture titled “Managing Natural Disasters in a Changing Climate: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach.”

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium

Prof. Simonovic is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director Engineering Studies, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.


READ: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/events/lecture-on-managing-natural-disasters-in-a-changing-climate-methods-and-tools-for-a-systems-approach/#.VQAOo3yUeSo




Faculty and Staff Travel


Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Frankfurt, Germany / 10 – 15 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Frankfurth, Germany / 10 – 21 Feb. 2015*

Mr. Mohammad D. Hossain / Dhaka, Khulna, Kushtia and Jhenaidah, Bangladesh / 11 – 18 Mar. 2015*

Dr. B. W. H. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 14 – 21 Mar. 2015*

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / Guizhou, China / 15 – 18 Mar. 2015*

Dr. Peeyush Soni / Allahabad and Delhi, India / 15 – 19 Mar. 2015*

Nunthapat Weshsuwannarugs / Trieste, Italy / 15 – 29 Mar. 2015

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Mae Sot, Thailand / 16 – 17 Mar. 2015*

Ms. Nisarat Tansakul / Mae Sot, Thailand / 16 – 17 Mar. 2015*

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Paris, France / 16 – 26 Mar. 2015

Dr. Masahiko Nagai / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 18 – 20 Mar. 2015*

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Copenhagen / 18 – 23 Mar. 2015

Dr. Philippe Doneys / Mae Sot Province, Thailand / 19 -23 Mar. 2015

Ms. Mariana Botero / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 18 – 20 Mar. 2015*

Ms. Farah Nashid Hossain / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 21 – 24 Mar. 2015

Dr. Kunnawee Kanitpong / Geneva, Switzerland / 21 – 26 Mar. 2015

Dr. Jai Govind Singh / India / 21 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2015

Dr. Abha Mishra / Vientiane, Lao PDR / 22 – 25 Mar. 2015

Prof. C. Visvanathan / Nairobi, Kenya / 23 – 28 Mar. 2015

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Copenhagen, Denmark; Trieste, Italy; Paris, France / 24 Mar. – 16 Apr. 2015

Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe / Saraburi, Thailand / 26 – 29 Mar. 2015

Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 27 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2015

Dr. Avishek Datta / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 27 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2015

Ms. Warindhorn Wachirasiri / Pattaya, Chonburi / 28 – 29 Mar. 2015


*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)




Classifieds (Jobs)


Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)

Ref. No:15/15

Deadline: 25 Mar. 2015



Faculty Position in the Environmental Engineering and Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 10/14

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Faculty Position Faculty Position in Agri-Business Management [ABM] (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 12/14

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Assistant Financial Accountant (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 05/15

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Senior Project Engineer (AIT Consulting)

Ref. No: 07/15

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Accountant (Finance Office)  

Ref. No: 16/15

Deadline: 31 March 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No:  17/15

Deadline: 31 March 2015



Faculty Position in Regional and Rural Development Planning (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref No: Fac 1/15

Deadline: 30 April 2015



Faculty Position in Water Engineering and Management -Hydraulics (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 2/15

Deadline: 1 May 2015



Assistant/Associate Professor level (GTE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: Fac 3/15

Deadline:  31 May 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No: 4/14

Deadline: 31 May 2015



Assistant or Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No: Fac 4/15

Deadline: 31 July 2015